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The TREATMENT: at-home facial solution!

The TREATMENT: at-home facial solution!
Treat yourself with our all new facial kit! We have included everything  you need to have the spa experience in the comfort of your own home. This kit was born out of need for skin care solutions while many of us are not able to get in for spa treatments due to Covid. Now with the added hassles of daily mask usage and stress-inducing breakouts, we need to treat our skin more than ever. Pampering and self care has been something we have been talking about this year and this kit is an amazing way to get it in! 

What is included:

  • Dual-acting mask-Watermelon and rose clay
  • Travel Size REPAIR toner 2 oz
  • FULL SIZE REBOOT restorative oil 1 oz
  • Facial mask brush
  • Facial Spa Sponge
  • Kit Card- how to and pressure point massage instrucitons 

Our all new mask is activated with our REPAIR toner and applied with the soft mask brush. It is lightly exfoliating and helps draw out impurities without drying out the skin. Removal of the mask is easy with your facial sponge and toner. The REBOOT restorative oil is then applied to soothe, hydrate and act as a massage oil for the next step of pressure point massage. 

You can watch the video to see everything included in the kit and also how to give yourself a pressure point massage by clicking on the TREATMENT link below. This makes the perfect holiday gift, it is a wonderful way to give someone you love the gift of self care and beautiful skin! 
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Collagen Boosting Supplements

Collagen Boosting Supplements
I posted on social media last week about how I have been drinking bone broth on a daily basis and I heard from a lot of you about this. Because of the interest, I wanted to touch more on the benefits here and how I have been ingesting bone broth and other collagen rich products.

I have starting drinking bone broth to promote health in my gut because I have been dealing with some issues there. And although I know that bone broth and ingesting collagen can have a positive effect on the skin, I was pleasantly surprised to see a positive change in my own skin. An added bonus since that is not my motivation for supplementing, just an added benefit! 

I have been taking the bone broth packets because they are super easy and I love them in the afternoon for a snack. The brand Lono Life has a mild flavor, I am sensitive to bone broth at times so basically it can't gross me out if I am going to commit to it! 

I also scoop gelatin powder into my drinks several times a week, usually in orange juice (you can do coffee too). This doesn't have a taste and dissolves pretty well. I love Great Lakes gelatin, pictured below is what I have currently the NOW real food brand. Another way I eat the powder is making jello. I take natural juice cook together with gelatin powder and cool it in the refrigerator until firm. My kids love this! 

The last few ways I have taken it buying frozen bone broth and the health food store and making soup. So its not too strong I usually do 1/2 bone broth and 1/2 water. This isn't something I always have time for which is why I love the packets. 

Other than firming and plumping up the skin because of the promotion of collagen, there are many other benefits! 
  • promotes healthy digestion
  • supports healthy joints
  • decreases inflammation
  • promotes sleep! 

As you can see there are many benefits to taking bone broth or supplementing with collagen peptides. I love all of the options, back when I first started this health journey the only option was to make it. I did that for a long time and honestly I am sure that is the best way. But this works and is feasible with my life right now! And no more buying chicken feet! 

Do you drink bone broth? See any difference in your skin? 
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REBOOT with Rosehip Seed Oil!

REBOOT with Rosehip Seed Oil!

When we created REBOOT restorative oil, we were looking for natural ingredients that work wonders on the skin. Our goal was brightening ingredients, anti-aging super stars and hydration. Rosehip seed oil is amazing for tackling all three of these goals all while being completely natural and toxin-free. The high Vitamin A in Rosehip seed oil is fantastic for promoting cellular turnover which helps with improved skin tone. This is also helpful for brightening the skin! Some other benefits include:


  • Promotes Collagen Production
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Super Moisturizing 

As we are approaching Fall weather and the seasons are changing (someone please send the memo to southern california to turn off the heat!), this is the perfect time to change up your skin care routine. Especially in climates that have more extreme changes in weather, our skin will have different needs during different times of year. I like to incorporate products that help repair some of the damage we may have due to our fun in the sun during summer and also get in for a treatment and some exfoliation. Also as we get into the colder months our skin tends to need more moisture and more protection against the elements. 

This is just one of the super star ingredients that make REBOOT so effective. I love to share that this is a medium weight oil so not super heavy. I love this product for before makeup application because it gives the skin that dewy look I love so much. Are you new to facial oils? If you have any questions let me know in the comments below!  Continue reading

Are Cleansing Brushes Worth it?

Are Cleansing Brushes Worth it?
Today I wanted to talk about a tool that I have recommended a bunch of times that I haven't talked about on the blog before: facial brushes to cleanse the skin. I had a client email me about this and wanted to know if it was "worth it" to buy one. Here is my answer! 

Facial brushes are a great way to remove makeup, oil and dirt. Many times just using your hands to cleanse doesn't do the trick if you are not double cleansing and being very diligent. I have been in trainings where I ask the model/client to remove their own makeup/cleanse their skin before we start working. Many people were not able to properly cleanse their skin, the makeup was still on their skin. For a certain type of person and the right skin type,  a great facial cleansing device is a great idea! It doesn't add more time to your routine so you don't have to be a skin care junky to add one. I compare it to switching from a tooth brush to an electric tooth brush. I love it for:

  • People who wear a lot of makeup- These are more effective than just using your hands to cleanse your face. For example, on Clarisonics website they claim that the brush can remove up to 99% of makeup and dirt/debris.
  • Oily Skin- Those who have a lot of oil and could tend to break out do really well with a facial brush. 
  • People who rush through the cleanse step- They will get a better result with a brush. Remember not taking care of this first step can lead to breakouts and the rest of the skin care steps not being as effective. 

If an extra tool in your skin care regimen is worth it will depend on your skin care habits and skin. There are many different cleansing tools out there now, the first product I ever had was the Clarisonic brush about 14 years ago. Since then many more have come out, some great and some that I am not impressed with.
 I would do your research before your invest in one! 

Is a facial cleaning brush a MUST HAVE?? 

I don't believe it is essential to have one, you can absolutely have a cleansed skin without one. I have a few myself and most nights I do not use them. I am also very detailed when I wash my face and use a toner after I cleanse. Do you currently own a facial brush? Do you use it daily? 
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Time to REPAIR Your Skin!

Time to REPAIR Your Skin!

It's been very interesting here in Southern California! This past weekend we reached record breaking heat and temps have been higher than I can ever remember growing up. Also, our air conditioner stopped working for a few hours and it was not pleasant! 

Many people here have been spending more time outdoors, beach/pool etc. with little else to do due to COVID. Usually Fall is a time to focus on repairing some of the damage that results from summer time fun and extra sun exposure. 

One of the biggest tools in my skin care toolbox is REPAIR toner! This was actually formulated not only as a toner but as a compliment to SPF as it enhances protection of the skin cells. Not only does it help protect the skin with its high antioxidant value, it also has anti-inflammatory ingredients that help with sun damage. Along with being super-hydrating it is the perfect product to use before you go in the sun, during and especially after! 

Formulated with Camu Camu, coconut water and arnica this powerfully soothing and hydrating toner makes it amazing for any skin type. I use this on my kids after the shower to keep their skin in good shape after all the swimming we have been doing. 

As one of my favorite client says. " I spray before makeup, after makeup, when I'm hot, when I'm stressed! Whenever!" 

Have you tried REPAIR toner? What do you think of it? 

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3 Tips From an Esthetician!

3 Tips From an Esthetician!

In my years of working as an esthetician, I found myself delivering the same advice for my clients no matter what the skin type. I even found myself giving this advice to clients that were seasoned in skin care so I thought I would share some of the most common tips here. 

1. Exfoliation should be a weekly routine-
One of the issues I came across is a build up of clogged pores. One way to help prevent this is through regular exfoliation. A basic rule of thumb is one to two times per week, but the product you use will have instructions on usage. So many of my clients did not do this and I could tell during extraction time! This is especially important during this Covid time when we are wearing masks and bacteria build up is occurring. 

2. Wash your face at night-
Many of my clients confessed that washing their skin at night was not happening! One of the most important reasons to wash your face is to remove the makeup/debris from the day. Our skin cells are rejuvenating at night so it is the best time to be applying your targeted skin care. 

Even oily skin can be dehydrated. Keeping skin hydrated ensures the skin doesn't produce excess oil which can lead to breakouts. If you are oily use products that contain lightweight ingredients that deliver a high impact like hyaluronic acid. This will add water hydration and not heaviness from oil based products. If you are dry, use the oils and creams to nourish your skin. 
Staying hydrated is important as it helps plump out skin making it an anti-aging tool! 

Do you have a solid skin care routine? Do you exfoliate? I would love to hear in the comments below!

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The Amazing Benefits of White Tea!

The Amazing Benefits of White Tea!
I have really been enjoying my cup of tea nightly. I also have been enjoying brewing tea and keeping it cold for the hot summer days. I thought I would share what I have been drinking and why! 

I am a huge fan of white tea and have been for years. Ever since I have discovered the benefits of white tea for the reasons I will lay out below, I have been drinking it and also knew I wanted to incorporate this wonder ingredient into Simply Jess. 

Why is White Tea So Beneficial? 

  • Potent Antioxidant- White tea contains polyphenols which are helpful to protecting the skin cells from free radical damage. This powerful antioxidant can help protect from inflammation and even boost immunity. 
  • Helps Protect from Skin Aging- Because of the protection the antioxidants provide it can also help protect the skin internally and externally from environmental damage. 
  • Less Processed than Green Tea- Both teas come from the same plant but white tea is harvested earlier,  retaining more of the antioxidant potential. 

I actually like the taste better than green tea as well, it doesn't taste as bitter to me. I also recommend using a white tea that is organic due to the high amounts of pesticides sprayed on these crops. There is something so comforting about having a cup of tea that feels like self care, as my friend says it feels like a hug in a cup. 

Topical Benefits: 

Because of the amazing benefits of white tea for the skin, I have included white tea extract in both my UNDO serum and BOOST vitamin c complex. Not only does it help prevent damage it is also rejuvenating and repairing-WIN WIN! 

Do you drink white or green tea? Have you noticed any health benefits? 
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Happy Birthday BOOST vitamin C complex!

Happy Birthday BOOST vitamin C complex!
I have been talking about summer time skin care a lot the last couple of weeks.  I have been discussing preventing sun damage (SPF) and the use of antioxidants. One of the queens of antioxidants is vitamin C. Vitamin C not only helps prevent sun damage by protecting the skin cells but also has a brightening effect on existing sun damage. 

My BOOST vitamin C complex is a light weight serum that delivers a powerful punch of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients. Making this great for all skin types, even sensitive which is more rare in vitamin C serums. And guess what? It is BOOST's one year birthday! 

​The feedback I have received from BOOST this last year has been so amazing. I am thrilled it has been working so well for so many clients. Just a reminder of what BOOST vitamin c complex does and who it is for: 

So what does it do?

BOOST collagen
BOOST your protection against free radical damage 
BOOST your natural glow 
BOOST smooth looking skin

What is in it? 

Vitamin C 
  • Amazing for UV protection 
  • Boosts collagen
  • Skin brightening 
  • Potent antioxidant

Fruit Acid Mix
  • Sheds dullness
  • Moisturizing
  • Decreases the appearance of wrinkles
  • Perfect for problem skin

Organic Lemon Juice Powder
  • Potent Antioxidant
  • High in Vitamins A, B and C
  • Skin Brightening super star

​Hyaluronic Acid
  • Binds moisture to the skin
  • Super hydrator 
  • Collagen Producer

As ALWAYS this product is free from harmful ingredients such as parabens, fragrances and is 100% natural. If you have any questions about BOOST vitamin c complex let me know in the comments! 
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Sharing My Favorite SPF Products

Sharing My Favorite SPF Products

One of the most powerful thing we can do to prevent damage (wrinkles/pigmentation) is by protecting our skin from the sun. The sun has many benefits to our body and minds and helps us receive vitamin D. It can also be terribly damaging to our skin if we are exposed too much. Using an SPF (sun protection factor) we can help minimize this damage. I wear SPF every day on my face even if I am not planning on being out in the sun for long periods of time. If I am outside for longer periods of time I wear my hat to minimize the exposure to my face. 

I am going to share the SPF products I am using right now on myself and my kids. Every product is linked below. I hope to have one in the Simply Jess line later down the road as well! 

JWCF Sunscreen Water Resistant Stick
I use this stick for my kids, it is natural using zinc SPF and its great for when they are in the water because its water resisitant. Most of our sun damage occurs before the age of 17 so we need to teach our kids to apply and re-apply their SPF.

I use several products from this line. The glow line is great, I love the glow stick for a clear and easy application. This is the one I used when my kids used to go to school (in the olden days) because it was light and didn't make them look white and chalky. I also love the Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40. It has a tint to it so it doubles as my under eye concealer. 

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Face Sunscreen 
I use this SPF daily on top of my REBOOT restorative oil for daytime use. Most days I use this as my SPF and my "foundation" since it has a tint. It is of course a super light coverage as far as makeup goes but lately this is all I need. It has a nice finish and is great for a dehydrated /dry skin type. I buy mine here on amazon.

I would love to hear what your favorites are for sun protection, let me know below! I will keep sharing if I find any others I am loving as well.

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